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Madagascar Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus Sp) Madagascar is home to an extraordinary amount of oddities, and one large family of oddities are the millipedes. They come in an overwhelming amount of shapes, sizes and colours. Unfortunately, they are poorly documented. In fact, entire sub families are almost completely undocumented. And it gets worse. With the rate of habitat destruction due to deforestation in Madagascar (90% already gone), most millipede species are extinct before ever being discovered and documented. And this continues to this very day. There are thousands of undiscovered millipedes that will be burned alive before any of us will have the honour of being the first human to see it.  Insects,Madagascar,Millipede,Pyreras Reserve Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Madagascar Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus Sp)

Madagascar is home to an extraordinary amount of oddities, and one large family of oddities are the millipedes. They come in an overwhelming amount of shapes, sizes and colours. Unfortunately, they are poorly documented. In fact, entire sub families are almost completely undocumented. And it gets worse. With the rate of habitat destruction due to deforestation in Madagascar (90% already gone), most millipede species are extinct before ever being discovered and documented. And this continues to this very day. There are thousands of undiscovered millipedes that will be burned alive before any of us will have the honour of being the first human to see it.

    comments (3)

  1. Impressive colors. Looks almost like made from plastic! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Wow, this is amazing! Very sad that so many are lost before we get the chance to see them. Like so many species accross the globe. Posted 7 years ago
  3. Wow Fchristant , this is similar one. Posted 6 years ago

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Uploaded Nov 1, 2012. Captured Sep 2, 2012 11:52.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/11.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm